Podcasts

SYMHC Classics: Diogenes of Sinope

Today we reach back to our 2015 episode on Diogenes of Sinope, the father of the Cynicism school of philosophy ...
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290: Enlightened America?: A History of Buddhism in the United States

Today, Americans generally view Buddhists favorably, according to the Pew Research Center. Meanwhile, terms like “zen” and “mindfulness” are often ...
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Dr Seuss: the man who taught America to read

The Dr Seuss books revolutionised the way American children learnt to read in the 1950s. Books like 'The Cat in ...
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Chutzpah vs. Chutzpah

You thought that there was only one kind of chutzpah. Wrong. There’s two. Revisionist History tells the story of the ...
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Catching ‘Carlos the Jackal’

In the 1980s Ilich Ramírez Sánchez known as 'Carlos the Jackal' was seen as the world's most-wanted terrorist. He had ...
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184: Border Patrols: Policing Immigration in America

On the heels of what may have been the biggest single-day sweep of undocumented immigrants last week in Mississippi, this ...
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A Brief History of Thalidomide, Part 2

We’re finishing out our two-parter on thalidomide. This episode covers the response, including criminal trials, changes to drug laws, and ...
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The warnings before 9/11

Throughout 2001 the US authorities were being given warnings that a terror attack was imminent. A Congressional Commission, FBI officers ...
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251 Cameron Strang, Frontiers of Science

What did early Americans think about science? And how did they pursue and develop their knowledge of it? Cameron Strang, ...
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The daily disposable contact lens

The contact lens was once a precious and expensive piece of eyewear which had to be looked after and carefully ...
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